News about this story is going through rightwing circles because there is an effort by "homosexual activists" to "prohibit the showing of the film" in Mexico. As a result of these "protests," Mexico's National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination is now seeking to increase the film's rating (essentially, to a PG-13 equivalent rating).
I use the quote marks because I'm unconvinced that there's a huge effort to ban this film. I've done google-searches and found little evidence by gay bloggers or news website of widespread protesting of this film (outside of this, which was linked by Life Site News) just as I had never heard of this film before Christian websites began reporting about gay efforts to ban the film this weekend.
|"Why do all of the children have a papa and a mama, and I have two papas?"|
"Why do all of the children have a papa and a mama, and I have two papas?" the adopted boy, in tears, asks his homosexual "father" in a scene from the movie's trailer.
The adopted child begins to experience confusion about his own sexual identity as he is repeatedly exposed to the lascivious and dangerous influence of a wide variety of freakish characters typical of the homosexual subculture. He encourages a friend to embrace his own increasingly effeminate forms of behavior. He also suffers mockery and social rejection from his schoolmates.
The homosexual couple encounter various Christians who uncompromisingly oppose their relationship and seek to bring about their conversion.
"How horrifying it is that children are growing up with homosexuals. They're going to grow up with [homosexual] tendencies," remarks one. Another tells one member of the pair that his sexual acts with his boyfriend are "unnatural" and asks him if he's really happy.
One member of the pair ultimately repents after reading the Bible and rejects the homosexual lifestyle, while the other does not and contracts AIDS.
"Children shouldn't be trophies for the gay movement. The interests of the child should prevail in adoption," said the filmmaker in a recent interview.It's ironic that Life Site News and its commenters are criticizing the "homosexual activists" for seeking to ban this movie in Mexico, especially since this article is linked to a petition that wants Georgetown University to cancel an invitation to the president of Planned Parenthood for some event.
Regarding his depiction of a child following his homosexual "parents" into their gay lifestyle, del Toro observed that "a child absorbs the behavior and customs of the home like a sponge, and if you don't believe that, explain to me why there are families that for generations have been kidnappers or bank robbers."